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Budget-Friendly Ways to Winterize Your Home
As the cold months seem to get colder, it’s important to remember winter home care. Putting in the necessary work early could save you money over time. Here are some easy ways to winterize your home this season: Change Furnace Filters Remember to clean or replace these at least once a month during the winter. When the filters get dirty, it restricts airflow in the home, which can increase energy demand. By cleaning the filters monthly, you’ll be saving money throughout the winter. Reverse Fans A ceiling fan isn’t just useful in the summer, it can be extremely useful in the winter too! Reverse ...
Grab Your Toolbox and Some Lemonade – It’s Time for Summer Projects!
While summer is a great time to kick back and relax in your hammock or lawn chair, it’s also an ideal time to knock out some home improvement projects! If you’re thinking about selling your home this fall, here are some updates you can do now to freshen up the house and make it even more appealing to buyers: Replace storm doors In Michigan, we get both the humid weather and crazy thunderstorms. Why not install new storm doors? They’ll add an element of style to your home, while letting in light and protecting your home from the elements. Give the backyard a facelift Freshen ...
5 Steps to Increase the Value of Your Home
Sometimes the smallest changes in your home can add a large amount of value. If you are considering selling your home, check out these five easy and affordable ways to increase your home’s value. A Fresh Coat of Paint – Painting can be one of the easiest and least expensive ways to change the look of your home. When painting any room in your home, try to stay with a neutral color and tone. This way your home will appeal to a wider audience. Don’t forget to touch up the trim, doors and kitchen cabinets. Upgrade Your Window Treatments – A cardinal ...
3 Questions to Ask Before a Home Renovation
A home renovation is a huge undertaking, whether you’re the DIY type or planning on hiring a contractor. Not only is it a big financial commitment, but it’s messy, disruptive, and just plain stressful! However, the payoff can be equally as big as the hassle. Here are 3 questions to ask yourself before a home renovation: What are my ultimate goals? If the renovation is mainly to increase the home value before selling, you may want to focus on the kitchen and bathrooms. Updates to these rooms can have a big impact. You’ll also want to choose a more classic ...
4 Ideas for Summer Home Improvement Projects
Some view summer as a time for relaxation and kicking back. Others see it as a time to get stuff done. If you’re looking around your house wondering which projects to tackle, we’ve got some suggestions for summer home improvement projects that will add value to your home and keep you moving! Replace storm doors. In Michigan, we get both the humid weather and crazy thunderstorms. Why not install new storm doors? They’ll add an element of style to your home, while letting in light and protecting your home from the elements. Give the backyard a facelift. Freshen up your patio furniture, ...
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